Remixing media, crossing (shifting) borders
Yes, I’m very interested in how language works in general, our new show explores this through the concept of myth, and how truths are created and distorted. I like to explore the spaces between image, sound and spoken word. Much of our early work revolved around collecting fairly random interviews with people on our various travels, we would cut them up with music and make them into a sort of montage radio pieces and then start adding visuals to them. This became a sort of loose, expressionist form of filmmaking, a collage that left more space for the audience to interpret the narrative. I love the space of radio, it allows you to imagine and that’s sadly lucking these days with all the highly polished 3D animation and snappy editing in popular culture. Much of the work in the VJ scene can be a bit devoid of meaning and substance, its either just entertainment or just surface aesthetics. That’s the problem working in clubs really. I try to bring meaning and story telling to our projects because I like to engage the audience and make them think. Maybe that’s all a bit too didactic for most club audiences, but I think, as an AV artist, we need to push this area of art out there more, connect with different audiences. It’s too easy just to preach to the converted. There’s so much to talk about in the world, so many stories and meaningful things to communicate!
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